Navigation Links
Scientific Proceedings Published, Challenging Conventional Neo-Darwinian Theory
Date:8/12/2013

WACO, Texas, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Scientific Publishing has just released the proceedings of a symposium held in the spring of 2011, where a diverse group of scientists gathered at Cornell University to critically re-examine neo-Darwinian theory. This symposium brought together experts in information theory, computer science, numerical simulation, thermodynamics, evolutionary theory, whole organism biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, physics, biophysics, mathematics, and linguistics.                 

This is a milestone book. For over 100 years, it has been very widely believed that the mutation/selection process is sufficient to explain virtually everything within the biological realm. The 29 contributors to this volume bring into serious question this neo-Darwinian paradigm. They use their wide-ranging expertise to carefully examine a series of fundamental theoretical problems that are now emerging. These problems all relate to the exploding field of biological information. Biological information is becoming the primary focus of 21st century biological research. Within each cell there are information systems surpassing the best human information technologies. These systems create what is essentially a biological internet within each cell. The authors, although holding diverse philosophical perspectives, unanimously agree that the mutation/selection process is not adequate to explain the labyrinth of informational networks that are essential for life.

Several clear themes emerged from the research papers within this volume: 1) Information is indispensable to our understanding of what life is; 2) Biological information is more than the molecular structures that embody it; 3) Conventional chemical and evolutionary mechanisms are insufficient to fully explain the labyrinth of information that is life.

The book, Biological Information – New Perspectives, was edited by R. Marks, M. Behe, W. Dembski, B. Gordon, and J. Sanford. This volume presents 24 technical papers summarizing the research findings of 29 contributing scientists. The 24 technical papers are open access, and can be freely downloaded from http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8818#t=toc . Additional information about the book is available at the same site. The book is available from World Scientific Publishing, Amazon.com, and FMSpub.org .

Source: FMS Foundation, sponsor of the proceedings. For more information contact Dr. Robert Marks at Baylor University (Robert_Marks@baylor.edu ; Phone: 254-710-7302).


'/>"/>
SOURCE FMS Foundation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. New England Biolabs Introduces Polbase, an Information Repository of Scientific Data for Polymerase Researchers
2. GenWay Biotech Launches New Cardiovascular Diagnostic Blood Test at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011
3. GenturaDx Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board
4. Rhythm Names Lex Van der Ploeg Chief Scientific Officer
5. Zyngenia, Inc. Promotes Chief Scientific Officer and Hires Chief Business Officer
6. Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Files Suit Against Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its Chief Scientific Officer and Senior VP of R&D, Dr. Mark G. Currie
7. Tengion Presents New Scientific Data in Presentations at TERMIS North America Annual Meeting
8. Sutro Announces Newly Formed Scientific Advisory Board
9. Berkeley Lab seeks to help US assert scientific leadership in critical materials
10. BioLife Solutions Adds Clinical and Commercialization Experts to Scientific Advisory Board
11. Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The University of Connecticut, ... funding to three startups through the UConn Innovation Fund. The $1.5 million UConn ... affiliated with UConn. , The UConn Innovation Fund provides investments of up to ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), ... businesses, recently earned a $77,518 grant from the Rural Maryland Council (RMC) to ... is Frederick’s first incubator. A non-profit corporation, FITCI is a public-private partnership of ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) , ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, is pleased to announce Holger ... new established USDM subsidiary “USDM Europe GmbH” based in Germany. , Braemer is ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... advanced technology applications, announced today that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Debbie Gustafson has ... is the global industry association connecting the electronics manufacturing supply chain. The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/13/2017)... MONICA, Calif. , April 13, 2017 ... New York will feature emerging and evolving ... Summits. Both Innovation Summits will run alongside the expo ... of speaker sessions, panels and demonstrations focused on trending ... coast,s largest advanced design and manufacturing event will take ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... April 11, 2017 No two people ... at the New York University Tandon School of ... have found that partial similarities between prints are ... in mobile phones and other electronic devices can ... The vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... 5, 2017 Today HYPR Corp. , ... server component of the HYPR platform is officially ... end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune ... already secured over 15 million users across the financial ... connected home product suites and physical access represent a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):